<div>Event Security for the 2018 Festival Season and Beyond</div>

After the deadly Route 91 Harvest festival shootings in Las Vegas last October, the bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in England last May as well as many other similarly tragic events, the live-music industry will never be the same. Now, with the 2018 outdoor festival season upon us, concertgoers are discovering greatly increased security measures.
Most are accepting the new reality, even if it has meant higher ticket prices in some instances. We spoke with Melanie Pearlman, Executive Director of the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL), a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing terrorism through education, empowerment and engagement, to gain an expert’s opinion on the current landscape of live event security.